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The Green Museums project explores environmental themes across the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM). Our objects hide a history of how we have understood the environment and the problems it now faces, deep in their archives and in the objects in plain sight. In this first instalment in the Green Museums blog series, Rosie Amos explores Earth Stories. Mythologies, fairy tales,... Read full article
Some people might be daunted at the thought of a group of Under Fives being invited to express themselves in a contemporary ceramics exhibition, but here at the Fitzwilliam Museum we saw a challenge and wanted to find ways to support our youngest visitors to engage with the objects on display. We devised two sessions: one for 0-2 year olds... Read full article
During our latest week of Work Experience we were joined by Kirsten from Swavesey Village College, Helena from Stour Valley Community School, Kyla from The King’s School Peterborough and Liam from St Ivo School. We asked them some questions about their time with the University of Cambridge Museums, what they did and what they enjoyed the most. Why did you... Read full article
With support and input from families and professionals dealing with autism on a daily basis, the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has been working on a project to become more accessible to those on the autistic spectrum. This blog post explores the importance of, and the journey to, becoming more autism accessible. While most people have heard of autism, they... Read full article
The Whipple Museum of the History of Science will be closed from 4 July 2018 to January 2019. Find out why below… Enter the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and you can’t help but be struck by the architecture of the Main Gallery. The eye is drawn upwards to the ceiling, with its Jacobean hammer-beam roof-trusses — a fancy... Read full article

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